3G switch-on for STC

8 Jun 2006

Saudi Arabia’s dominant telco STC plans to launch its 3G mobile network today. The firm, which competes with Etisalat-backed Mobily, has constructed the largest next-generation network in the Middle East and will offer data services with transmission speeds up to 1.5Mbps. STC had around eleven million cellular subscribers at the end of 2005, while Mobily claimed 2.3 million according to the GlobalComms database.

Saudi Arabia, Saudi Telecom Company (stc)